Featured Site and Excerpt
April is Sexual Assault Month. It is a time for those of us who are
survivors to be able to remember that we are survivors. This is easily
lost sight of in our day to day lives. This is the reason the following
websites have been chosen as our Featured Sites for this month. That’s
why these sites might be of interest.
There is also something new on my website.
We now have a Message Board and Chat Room for survivors, families,
and friends! You must have a java capable browser for this to work. Look
for an upcoming chat schedule
and more information. Right now the chat is open to anyone at anytime.
The plan is for it to remain this way unless a particular Featured Chat
My best wishes to you each for a good month filled with healing.
The first site Kathy’s Place tells not only of her triumph over this crime but reminds us that victims
have rights too.
On her site is a listing of victims’ legal rights under the Indiana
Our second site, The Women’s
Hope and Home Page also includes a listing of Survivor's Bill Of Rights.Drafted
by the New Directions Rape Survivors Group 1991-1992. To visit go to, Bill
of Rights for Survivors
March 1998 Survey Results
Question 1 Totals:
What gender are you?
Female was selected 90 times
Male was selected 1 times
Question 2 Totals:
What age were you when this happened?
Under 12 was selected 11 times
13-18 was selected 49 times
19-29 was selected 29 times
30-39 was selected 1 times
over 40 was selected 1 times
Question 3 Totals:
Where were you when it happened?
in a home/apartment was selected 50 times
street/alley was selected 3 times
on a date was selected 10 times
at work was selected 6 times
taken to an isolated area was selected 19 times
Question 4 Totals:
Was the offender
a date was selected 24 times
someone from school was selected 5 times
a person from work was selected 5 times
a friend was selected 16 times
casual acquaintance was selected 21 times
(one possible answer, a family member, was accidentally left off. I am
sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Thanks to those 16 of
you who let me know about it.)
Question 5 Totals:
If you contacted someone for help, who did you call?
police was selected 15 times
friend was selected 25 times
security/officials at work was selected 0 times
security/officials at school was selected 2 times
doctor or other medical provider was selected 2 times
A total of 91 people responded to this survey. Not all people answered
all questions so totals of each question may or may not add up to 91.
Many thanks to those who took the time to respond to this survey.
As always, this newsletter is written by and for survivors and families.
It is dependent upon submissions from you to make it a success. It is not
intended to serve as a replacement for any type of therapy. If you feel
you need to speak with a professional please contact your local rape crisis